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Eberhard

Eberhard ā´bərhärt˝ [key], d. 939, duke of Franconia brother of the German king, Conrad I, whom he succeeded as duke. The first to rebel against the centralizing policy of Holy Roman Emperor Otto I , he was an important member of the successive coalitions against Otto. After Eberhard's death at the battle of Andernach, Otto seized his duchy.

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